1st annual GOLDEN GALAXY AWARDS® will take place in November 2018 at Kolkata. Call for entry open till SEPTEMBER, 2018

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Virgin Spring Cinefest is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization and an Official Member of Film Society of Lincoln Centre - New York, University of Cambridge – UK, ICA – Boston, AFI - California, UCLA - Los Angeles.

VS CINEFEST is an international live screening film festival, with a yearly live screening mega award event in the City of Joy, Kolkata (India) scheduled in November 2018. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Indira Cinema (one of the most prestigious heritage movie venues of Kolkata).

The festival has been named in honor of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film "Virgin Spring" and it has been launched to showcase independent art-house films from around the world.

MISSION:

The Mission of Virgin Spring Cinefest is to create a platform that every filmmaker needs, in order to showcase and get recognitions for their films. The objective of the Film Festival is to support independent filmmakers through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking, and trying to overcome any other obstacles which potentially hinder the artist’s ability to create. We have created monthly editions to give continuity to the selection process and a steady feedback to the filmmakers. Instead of waiting for months before getting an answer from the festival, filmmakers are immediately contacted if selected. Their works are privately screened every month and evaluated by a team of experts in the industry. All entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly. The monthly winners will then compete to be screened at our annual event. The event aims to create a strong relationship between filmmakers, producers, and distributors from all over the world.

The winners from each month will be screened each year at an annual live festival which includes filmmaker Q&As, stalls, special guests and awards presentations. All the monthly winners will also compete for the Golden Galaxy Award (Best film of the year) in October 2018.

Submissions are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.

All projects officially selected in each month receive the VS CINEFEST laurel and certificate, and are rated at their IMDb pages (if applicable). All monthly Award Winners will receive the VS CINEFEST laurel and customized certificate. All entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly.
Each month, the most representatives of monthly award winners will be screened in Kolkata, at Indira Cinema, and reviewed by CULT CRITIC film magazine. These reviews are shared at each film IMDb page (if applicable). Some filmmakers, screenwriters and actors/actresses could be invited for an interview to be published as well in CULT CRITIC film magazine. Judges score quality and creativity of entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at four levels:

Gold Awards,
Silver Awards,
Bronze Awards
Honorable Mentions.

The winners from each month will be screened each year at an annual live festival which includes filmmaker Q&As, stalls, special guests and awards presentations. All the monthly winners will also compete for the GOLDEN GALAXY AWARD (Best film of the year) in October, 2018

What we’re looking for? Prolific art-house films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non-fiction), or animation.
The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, you agree that Virgin Spring Cinefest can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.

Virgin Spring Cinefest does not accept the following:

1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
2. Films which are made before 2000
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD)

Genres accepted: Fiction, documentary, and animation.

All Lengths Accepted

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  • I am glad to paraticipat to your event. It was a pleasure and a good experience for. I wish you all the best. Cheers ! Gazanfer BIRICIK

    August 2018
  • Thank you very much for the role you have played in getting me and my Short film" PUNARJANAM [ REBIRTH ] " a complete identity throughout the world.
    My film has also received awards in the country and abroad but there are separate identities of the Gold Award and certificate given by you.
    The Combination of color, Litreature, Presentation & design of awards and certificates given by you is very beautiful. I think that you have worked hard to prepare this design.

    This is what India calls itself. THANKS VIRGIN SPRING CINE FEST FOR GIVING ME CHANCE TO MAKE AN IDENTITY IN THE WORLD OF CINEMA.

    August 2018
  • Virgin Spring Cinefest was great, and I love my award for Best Screenplay. Thank you very much.

    July 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Connie,
    Thanks for your kind words. Keep inspiring us.

  • Thrilled to take away awards for wo of my projects in the same season. A very professional run event with good and effective communications. A very good exposure and learning experiences for market participants especially young and upcoming eager to learn artists. Thanks for the organization and opportunities.

    July 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Daniel,
    It's always a great feeling to hear from you. Thanks for your contribution to our Festival. We look forward to working with you again. All the best.

  • Sara Reginella

    Very high quality festival. I am very glad to be awarded, I recommend it. Excellent.

    July 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Sara,
    Thanks for your valuable comment. Please keep in touch. All the best.